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Lane rapidly strengthens to Category 2 hurricane

Lane rapidly strengthens to Category 2 hurricane Lane will approach the Hawaiian Islands region next week. Hawaii may have a hurricane on its horizon next week - though it's far too early to tell how close it will get. Forecasters say little change in strength is expected through early Tuesday, with some weakening possible starting late Tuesday. This would mean that the centre of the storm would keep south of the Hawaiian islands. [Full Article...]

Scientists found in amber the oldest beetle

Scientists found in amber the oldest beetle Indeed, a fascinating aspect about early pollinating insects is that they were paired with non-flowering plants (gymnosperms), rather than flowering plants (angiosperms). "Our finding indicates a very ancient origin of beetle pollination of cycads at least in the Early Jurassic, long before the [emergence and spread] of flowering plants and their pollinators - such as bees and butterflies - late... [Full Article...]

Lane quickly intensifies into a Category 2 hurricane in East Pacific

It was packing 60 miles per hour winds. Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England, including Lancashire are all expected to feel the effects of the severe weather. Belfast is forecasted for a peak temperature of 19C. This disturbance is moving westward at about 15 miles per hour and is forecast to move through the islands on Saturday, where it could bring locally heavy rainfall to portion... [Full Article...]

Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit

Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit If Lane maintains a more westward trajectory like Hector did, it may pass far enough south of the islands to cause only showers, high surf and rip currents. "It will then will be picked up by mid-latitude westerlies and arrive over the United Kingdom late on Saturday". Saturday afternoon should be grand because it's set to be "rather cloudy and misty generally, with some patches of drizzle scatt... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower illuminates skies over Greece

Perseid meteor shower illuminates skies over Greece As Reuters reports, they arise when the Earth passes through the debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. "The Perseids appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, visible in the northern sky soon after sunset this time of year". [Full Article...]

On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission Talking to media about PM Modi's promise, a scientist with the Pratham Satellite team, Tushar Jadhav said that they need to enhance the technology in order to achieve the promise. "The human spaceflight will be a national project and not just ISRO's, as we will be collaborating with several institutions, academia and the industry", Sivan told reporters here. [Full Article...]

First Alert Weather: New tropical system forms in the Atlantic

First Alert Weather: New tropical system forms in the Atlantic The fifth named storm of the 2018 hurricane season has formed far off in the north Atlantic and poses no threat to land.As of Wednesday at 11 a.m., Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour with higher gusts and was about 695 mi. [Full Article...]

Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms

Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms The governor also includes Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, even though so far the Red Tide has not put in a confirmed appearance in either location. "The City continues to coordinate with our partners at the county and state levels as we combat the effects of red tide and the threats it presents to the health and safety of our residents and guests". [Full Article...]

Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun

Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun Nasa's launch of its much-anticipated Parker Solar Probe last Sunday is a huge milestone in our endeavour to understand the workings of our closest star. As NASA launced " Parker Solar Probe ", mankind's first mission to "touch" the Sun, it left us all wondering - how and why will it not melt? "It was a very quiet launch countdown, it went off like clockwork", says Omar Baez, NASA launc... [Full Article...]

Spaceship on historic mission to touch Sun

Spaceship on historic mission to touch Sun It will be the fastest human-made object with speeds up to 430,000 miles per hour, able to survive million degree temperatures, orbiting the sun just 4 million miles from its surface, after a 90 million-mile trip, to get the first measurements of the sun's energy. [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower lights up Georgia skies

Perseid meteor shower lights up Georgia skies The Perseids are actually visible from July 17 to August 24, although it peaks Sunday into Monday morning. The Perseid meteor shower , considered to be the best astronomical event of the year, happens when the Earth orbits through the trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet. [Full Article...]

Man finds massive teeth from extinct megashark dating back 25 million years

Man finds massive teeth from extinct megashark dating back 25 million years After his initial find, Mullaly worked with a team from the Museums Victoria , the organization that administrates the Melbourne Museum, to uncover nearly 40 teeth in total between December 2017 and January 2018. "These smaller teeth came from several different individuals and would have become dislodged from their jaws as they fed on the huge carcass of Carcharocles angustidens ", said Museums ... [Full Article...]

Parker Solar Probe launched on sun-study mission

Parker Solar Probe launched on sun-study mission It is said to endure unprecedented levels of heat, and radiation 500 times greater than that experienced on Earth. The trick was making the spacecraft small, compact and light enough to travel at incredible speeds, while surviving the sun's punishing environment and the extreme change in temperature when the spacecraft is out near Venus. [Full Article...]

NASA Parker Solar Probe delays mission to explore the sun

NASA Parker Solar Probe delays mission to explore the sun With one minute and 55 seconds left on the countdown timer, a launch controller ordered "Hold, hold, hold" when a pressure alarm sounded, showing that there was a fault with the Delta IV Heavy rocket's helium system. It is created to withstand heat of up to 1,000 degrees Celsius, speeds of 700,000 kilometres per hour and a journey that will last seven years. The probe is named after Gene Parker,... [Full Article...]

Meteor Shower August 2018: Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

Meteor Shower August 2018: Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight On the late evening hours of August 12, the peak of the Perseid meteor shower will start as it will grace the sky with more than 50 meteors per hour until early morning of August 13, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on its bulletin. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico

Hurricane Hector threatens Hawaii, John targets Mexico Cloud top temperatures that cold indicate strong storms that have the capability to create heavy rain. Hector is about 360 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph. Surf along east facing shores is already building and will peak later today and tonight, at 12-15 feet for the Big Island and 6-10 feet for Maui County. [Full Article...]

Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018

Where to see the last partial solar eclipse of 2018 A partial solar eclipse visible to major parts of the northern hemisphere will start in the early hours of August 11, Greenwich Mean Time, according to USA space agency Nasa . We call this an eclipse season. A partial eclipse occurs when the moon covers only part of the sun, according to Space. Because the moon is near perigee (the point closest to Earth in the moon's orbit), the dark... [Full Article...]

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower During the Sunday night peak, Steve said up to 60 meteors an hour (an average of one per minute) could be visible. The short answer is, if you find a dark spot away from the streetlights and get your eyes adjusted, weather permitting, you might be able to see some. [Full Article...]

NASA's Parker Solar Probe embarks on a mission to 'touch' the sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe embarks on a mission to 'touch' the sun A NASA probe is about to launch on a mission to the sun in the name of protecting the Earth. The Parker Solar Probe will endure tremendous heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind. [Full Article...]

The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Back

The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Back Some 60 to 100 meteors — better known as shooting stars — can be seen per hour as the Earth encounters the gritty debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the icy parent of the Perseid meteor shower . As Earth sweeps through the path of Swift-Tuttle's 133-year-orbit of the sun, it collects some of these bits of leftover comet, which incinerate in our atmosphere in a fiery blaze. [Full Article...]


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